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Trades Supervisor

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 13, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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University Code 17333 University Title Supervisor 3, Facilities Management University Job Family Facilities Management ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Trades Supervisor Position Number 533920 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Physical Plant Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
VCU’s Facilities Management Department is seeking to hire a Trades Supervisor in the Physical Plant. The Trades Supervisor will organize, lead, instruct, plan, schedule, and direct a team of skilled and semi-skilled multi-craft trades; set and communicate expectations related to the goals and objectives of the unit; provide constructive feedback and training to ensure that the necessary knowledge and skills are in place to accomplish goals; and manage performance utilizing University policies and guidelines including all recruiting, discipline, evaluations, and employee work profiles.

Trades Supervisor plays a critical role in planning and coordinating the work of multiple trades to ensure high quality work and exceptional customer service with an eye toward optimizing efficiency and effectiveness of operations in the zone. Focusing on reinvestment and deferred maintenance program development, this role assists in the performance of strategic planning.

The Trades Supervisor is responsible for the repair and maintenance of building systems, to include interior and exterior infrastructure. Maximizing availability and minimizing cost of operation while providing the customer with the greatest utility and the highest possible level of service. The role directs all work associated with preventative maintenance schedules to extend the life of the equipment and systems, maximize energy and resource conservation, and minimize emergency service calls.

The Trades Supervisor consistently develops, utilizes, and completes reports/queries, to include work load management reports such as backlog/aging reports utilizing a computer maintenance management system. Minimum Hiring Standards
Knowledge and demonstrated experience supervising, instructing, directing, leading, evaluating, organizing, scheduling, and planning a team of skilled and semi-skilled multi-craft trades in a Commercial or Institutional Facility

Extensive knowledge of physical plant maintenance and methods of construction; general knowledge of the various trades, demonstrated ability to work from plans for improvement or alteration of buildings and equipment

Ability to set priorities, oversee contractors, and have knowledge of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s procurement system

Computer skills to include Computerized Maintenance Management System experience

Strong leader with excellent written and oral communication skills and customer service focus

Exposure to and knowledge of safe work environments in accordance with OSHA, federal, state, and local regulations, as well as environmental health standards for indoor environmental quality

Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU Preferred Hiring Standards
Experience working in a higher education and research environment preferred
State of Virginia Journeyman License in Electrical, Plumbing, or HVAC preferred Required Licenses/ Certifications
Valid Virginia Driver’s License
Required High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent Anticipated Hiring Range $65,000 - $72,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV and Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F, 7:30am-4:00pm Job Open Date 07/27/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Trades/ Housekeeping and Operations Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your experience managing a multi-craft trade's team within higher education or equivalent large-scale commercial/industrial environment including administrative responsibilities?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have a valid Virginia driver’s license or eligibility to obtain one?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Describe a time you led a change effort.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * This position has an Exempt employment status according to the Federal Labor Standards Act. You may occasionally need to work overtime without receiving any additional pay or accrue compensatory time, are you able to accept this responsibility?
    • Yes
    • No
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume

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